County List of English Folk Play Scripts

Compiled by Peter Millington


Folk Play Home Scripts Intro County Index Class Index Characters

CANADA

Type

Newfoundland [Index]
- Tragedy of St.George, St.John's, Newfoundland, c.1840 Irish
- The Salvage Play, Newfoundland, c.1900 Southern English
- Soldiers acting at Christmas, Change Islands, Newfoundland - 1900 Hero/Combat

CARIBBEAN

Type

Nevis [Index]
- Mummies, Pot Works, Nevis, 1930s Compiled Hybrid
St Kitts [Index]
- Mummies, St.Kitts, New Year's Day 1966 Compiled Hybrid

ENGLAND

Type

[General] [Index]
- "Spectrvm" from "Wily Begvuilde" 1606 Literary Parallel
- Vindication of Christmas - Speech - 1653 Literary Parallel
- 126 : Robin Hood and the Tanner [Ballad] 1663 Literary Parallel
- Christmas rhyme from J.Ray (1670) Literary Parallel
- Diphilo and Granida - 1673 Literary Parallel
- Congreve's Love for Love, Act 3, Scene 6 - 1695 Literary Parallel
- Infallible Mountebank - 1707 Literary Parallel
- Rosamond, an Opera - 1707 Literary Parallel
- S.Nicholls' Infallible Doctor Broadside - 1700-1740 Literary Parallel
- King Henry Fifth's Conquest of France - 1730 Literary Parallel
- The Honest Yorkshireman [Extract] 1736 Literary Parallel
- The Diverting History of John Gilpin Literary Parallel
- Second thoughts are best [dialogue ballad] 1780-1812 Literary Parallel
- The Old Horse [1819-1844] Old Horse
- "Young Roger of the Mill" Broadside - 1820-1824 Literary Parallel
- Mummers: Penny Magazine - 1837 New Southern English
- A New Dialogue Between a Husbandman and a Servant Man - Before 1838 Literary Parallel
- Christmas Play of St.George and the Dragon [West of England, 1852] New Southern English
- The Four Champions of Great Britain - 1879-1884 Composed
- “When good King Arthur ruled this land” 1871 Literary Parallel
- The Peace Egg : A Christmas Mumming Play - 1884 Compiled Hybrid
Berkshire [Index]
- Text Fragments of Compton Mummers, Berks. - 1888 Southern English
- Mid-Berkshire Mummers 1888 Cotswold
- 2. Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks. [Mummers, 1900] Irish
- 1. Childrey, Berks. [Fragment - 1926] Quack Doctor
- 3. Witley [sic], Reading, Berks. [1930] Southern English
Cheshire [Index]
- Cheshire Play - Before 1788 Northern English
- "Saint George and Slasher" - Sandbach, 1817 Alexander Chapbook
- Souling Play from Stapleford, Cheshire, 1908 to 1914 Northern English
- Souling Play from Huxley, Cheshire, 1913 Northern English
- Rudheath (Cheshire) Souling Play [1949] Northern English
Cornwall [Index]
- Truro [Formerly Mylor]: "A Play for Christmas", 1780s Hero/Combat
- Cornish Christmas Play - 1827 Southern English
- Tredrea Christmas Play - 1822 Southern English
- Cornish Christmas Play - 1833 Hero/Combat
- Guise-Dance Play, Saint Keverne [Cornwall, 1855] Southern English
- A Redruth Christmas Play : 1910-1925 Galoshins C
- Camborne, Cornwall : The Christmas Play - 1913-1916 Southern English
Cumberland [Index]
- T.Wilson's Alexander Chapbook [1810-1826] Alexander Chapbook
- Callander & Dixon's Alexander Chapbook - 1847-1891 Alexander Chapbook
- A.Wilson's Alexander Chapbook - 1883-1901 Alexander Chapbook
- Christmas Play from Blennerhasset, Cumberland 1930 North British
- 6. "The Sword-dancers" Cumberland. [1930] Galoshins C
Derbyshire [Index]
- A Christmas Play, Performed by the Derbyshire Mummers - 1849 Northern English
- Brimington Mummers' Play [Derbyshire, 1862] Northern English
- The Derby Ram, 1867 Derby Tup
- The Old Tup, Castleton, 1901 Derby Tup
- 5. "Guisers" play on Xmas Eve, Repton, Derbyshire, Jan., 1909. Northern English
- Kirk Hallam Christmas Guisers Play - 1907 Northern English
- The Old Horse, North Derbyshire [1907] Old Horse
- 4. Church Broughton, Derbyshire. [1930] Northern English
- The Somercotes Guisers, 1942-1945 Northern English
- The Old Tup, Staveley, Mr.Gascoyne's Version, 1946 Derby Tup
- Old Tup, Staveley, Mrs.Wragg's Version, 1946 Derby Tup
- T'Owd Tup, Eckington, 1969 Derby Tup
- T'Owd Tup - Eckington, 1969 Derby Tup
Devon [Index]
- Exeter Fragment, 1737 or 1770 Southern English
- The Silverton Mummers' Rhymes - 1873 Southern English
- Christmas Play from Bovey Tracey - 1913-1916 Southern English
Dorset [Index]
- The Mummers [Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, 1880s] Southern English
- Symondsbury Mummers’ Play 1880 Southern English
- South West Dorset Mummers’ Play 1880 Southern English
Durham [Index]
- Sword Dancers, Durham, 1834 Sword Dance
- Gainford, Durham, Sword-Dance Play - 1860 Sword Dance
- "Sword Dancers" play, Haughton-le-Skerne, Durham [1913-1915] Galoshins B
- The Guisers' Play, from High Spen, Co.Durham [1925] Galoshins C
- Greatham Sword Dance Play - 1924 Sword Dance
Gloucestershire [Index]
- Christmas Mummers' Play from Weston-sub-Edge, Glos. - 1864 Cotswold
- Christmas Mummers Play from Kempsford, Glos. - 1868 Robin Hood
- Mumming Play from Longborough, Glos. - 1905-1906 Cotswold
- Christmas Play from Cinderford, Glos. - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- Christmas Mummers Play from Sapperton, Glos. - 1914 Cotswold
- Christmas Play from Icomb, Glos. - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- South Cerney (Gloucestershire) Mummers Play Robin Hood
Hampshire [Index]
- Romsey Mummers' Play - 1796-1837 Southern English
- Christmas: his Pageant Play, or Mysterie of "St.George" - 1842 Compiled Hybrid
- Christmas Play from Hampshire - 1859 Southern English
- The Christmas Mummers [Yonge's novel] 1858 Southern English
- Hampshire Mummers [Fragments, 1861] Southern English
- Christmas Play from Burghclere, Hants. : Version 1 - 1908 Southern English
- Christmas Play from Bursledon, Hants. - 1913-1916 Southern English
- Christmas Play from Burghclere, Hants. : Version 2 - 1914 Cotswold
- Johnny Jacks Play from Overton, Hants. - 1913 Southern English
Kent [Index]
- Christmas Champions play from Westerham, Kent [c.1896-97] Southern English
Lancashire [Index]
- Pace, Peace, or Paste Egging [Hulme, 1842] Irish
- Atkinson's "St. George and the Turkish Knight", 1885 Southern English
- Hawkshead Easter Pace-Egg Play - 1898 Northern English
- Dendron Pace Egg Mummers Play, 1904 Northern English
- Fragment from Ormskirk (Lancashire) : Pace-egging Song - 1930 Quack Doctor
Leicestershire [Index]
- Lutterworth St. George Play - 1863 Hero/Combat
Lincolnshire [Index]
- The "Plouboys oR modes dancers" at Revesby 1779 Multiple Wooing
- Morrice Dancers at Revesby - 1779 Multiple Wooing
- A Christmas Play [Broughton, Lincs.] - Text A - 1824 Multiple Wooing
- Broughton Play [Lincs.] - Text B - 1824 Multiple Wooing
- Broughton Xmas Play [Lincs.] - Text C - 1824 Multiple Wooing
- Bassingham Men's play 1823 Xmas Multiple Wooing
- Bassingham Childrens play Xmas 1823 Multiple Wooing
- Recruiting Sergeant [1823-1888] Recruiting Sergeant
- Swinderby Decr. 31st 1842 Play Recruiting Sergeant
- Plough-Jags' Ditties from North Lincolnshire - 1876 Recruiting Sergeant
- Plough Jacks’ Play from Willoughton - 1889 Recruiting Sergeant
- New Holland Mummers [1880] Hero/Combat
- Lincolnshire Plough Jags play - 1890 Recruiting Sergeant
- Play from Brattleby, Lincolnshire, 1894 Recruiting Sergeant
- Kirton-in-Lindsey Plough-Jags Play - 1890 Recruiting Sergeant
- Morris Dancers’ play Fragment from Mumby - 1890 Plough
- Hibaldstow Ploughboys’ Play -1901 Recruiting Sergeant
- Plough Monday fragment from Winterton - 1901 Plough
- Jerusalem, Lincs., Plough Play - 1914 Recruiting Sergeant
- Play from Bulby, Lincs. - 1913-1916 Recruiting Sergeant
- The "Plough Jacks’" Play from Kirmington, Lincs. - 1923 Recruiting Sergeant
- Plough Jagg’s Play : Bassingham - 1952 Recruiting Sergeant
Middlesex [Index]
- Chiswick Mummers' play, 1860 Hero/Combat
Northamptonshire [Index]
- Helpston Moris Dance Drama - Clare's text - 1825 Hero/Combat
- Mumming [Thenford, Northants. 1854] Cotswold
- Northamptonshire Tander Mumming Fragments - 1851 Hero/Combat
- Mumies Play from Badby, Northants. - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- Sulgrave Mummers' Play [Northamptonshire, 1921] Cotswold
Northumberland [Index]
- J.White's Alexander Chapbook - 1746-1769 Alexander Chapbook
- The Sword Dancers, Tyne & Wear, 1815 Sword Dance
- The Mummers [Allendale, 1860-1870] Galoshins C
- Scremerston Guizards, Northumberland [before 1913] Galoshins B
Nottinghamshire [Index]
- Recruiting Speech of 1796 Literary Parallel
- Morrissing in North Notts. - 1845-1850 Northern English
- South Notts Plough Bullock Day Play - 1873 Hero/Combat
- King George Play from Kirkby Woodhouse, Notts. - 1887 Hero/Combat
- South Scarle Plough Monday Play, 1882 Recruiting Sergeant
- Blidworth Plough Bullocking Play, 1896 Recruiting Sergeant
- Cropwell, Notts. Ploughboys' Play - 1890 Recruiting Sergeant
- The Little Tup, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts., 1906 Derby Tup
- The Old Horse: Christmas Play from Notts. [1902] Old Horse
- Selston Mummers' Play - 1913 Northern English
- Calverton Plough Monday Play Fragment, 1951 Recruiting Sergeant
- North Muskham, Notts. - Plough Monday Play - 1914 Recruiting Sergeant
- A Plough Monday Play from Clayworth, Notts. - 1913-1916 Recruiting Sergeant
- Another Plough Monday Play from Clayworth, Notts. - 1913-1916 Recruiting Sergeant
- Plough Boy's Play - Edingley Version [Notts., 1920s] Northern English
- Bull Guysering Play from Selston, Notts. - 1932 Northern English
- Guysers Play from Underwood, Notts., 1935 & 1936 Northern English
- The Plough Boys (from Tollerton, Nottinghamshire) 1950 Recruiting Sergeant
- Farnsfield Plough Play [Nottinghamshire, 1966] Recruiting Sergeant
- Blidworth Plough Monday Play, c.1939 Northern English
Oxfordshire [Index]
- The Islip Mummers' Play of 1780 Cotswold
- Oxfordshire Christmas Mummers play - 1794 Cotswold
- Mummers’ Play from Kirtlingon[?] - 1815-1816 Cotswold
- The Christmas Play - Bampton Mummers 1847 Composed
- The Mummers’ Performance, Lower Heyford - 1885 Cotswold
- Bold Robin Hood : Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxon. - 1913-1916 Robin Hood
- Play from Leafield, Oxfordshire - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- The Mummers' Act from Cuddesdon, Oxon - 1914 Cotswold
- Waterstock, Oxfordshire play - 1914 Cotswold
Rutland [Index]
- Edith Weston Morris-Dancers Play, c.1898 Recruiting Sergeant
- Plough-Monday Play from Clipsham, Rutland, 1904 Recruiting Sergeant
Shropshire [Index]
- Christmas Guisers' Play from Newport, Shropshire [1883] Northern English
Somerset [Index]
- Cure at Bristol Fair 1770 Hero/Combat
- A Christmas Play from Keynsham [Hunter] 1822 Cotswold
- Christmas Play from North Somerset - 1913-1916 Southern English
Staffordshire [Index]
- Mummers' Play from Hamstall Ridware (Staffs.) 1884 Northern English
- Penkridge Christmas Play, 1899 Alexander Chapbook
- Burntwood Guisers’ Play [Staffordshire, pre-1939] Northern English
Surrey [Index]
- 2 Chiddingfold (Surrey) tip-teering play [1860] Southern English
Sussex [Index]
- Ovingdean, Sussex play - 1870 Southern English
- Sompting Tipteerers’s Play, 1882 Southern English
- Tipteerers' Duologue from Cocking, Sussex - 1903-1906 Southern English
Warwickshire [Index]
- Rugby Christmas Mumming Play, 1899 Galoshins C
- Broadwell Christmas Play, 1900 or 1901 Cotswold
- Play from Great Wolford, Warks. - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- Play from Ilmington, Warks. - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- Play from Pillerton, Warks. - 1913-1916 Cotswold
- Christmas Mummers of Stoneleigh [1925] Cotswold
Westmorland [Index]
- Pace-Egging from Ambleside (Westmorland) 1930 Northern English
Wiltshire [Index]
- Inglesham Christmas Play - 1840 to 1850 Robin Hood
- Christmas Boys or Mummers, Potterne, 1876-1890 Southern English
- Mummers’ Play from Alton Barnes (Wiltshire) 1930 Southern English
Worcestershire [Index]
- Mummers' Play from Upper & Lower Howsell, Worcs. - 1856-1857 Southern English
- Play from Malvern, Worcs. - 1913-1916 Southern English
Yorkshire [Index]
- W.Walker's Peace Egg Chapbook - 1840-1877 Northern English
- J.Pearce's Mummers' Act or Morris Dancers 'Chapbook - 1837-1849 Northern English
- Walker’s New Mummer, or, The Wassail Cup - 1855 Composed
- Bellerby Sword Dance Play, 1879 & 1926 Sword Dance
- The Old Horse, Sheffield District, Yorkshire, 1888 Old Horse
- Ampleforth Play - 1898 Sword Dance
- Plough Boy's Play from Selby - 1892 Northern English
- The Old Tup, Braithwell, 1895 Derby Tup
- The Paceakers’ Play, Heptonstall - 1909 Northern English
- Words of the Ripon Sword-Dance - 1920 Northern English
- Mummers’ Play from Skelton (Yorkshire) 1930 Galoshins C
- Mummers’ Play from Coxwold (Yorkshire) 1930 Northern English

IRELAND

Type

Antrim [Index]
- Belfast Christmas Rhyme - Smyth & Lyons (1803-1818) Irish
- Christmas Rhymers in the North of Ireland : Belfast 1872 Irish
- Christmas Rhymers from Mullaghcarton - 1885 Irish
- Belfast : "The Christmas Rime" from R.J.E.Tiddy (1923) - 1913-1916 Irish
Donegal [Index]
- Christmas play from Dromore - 1886 Irish
Fermanagh [Index]
- Belcoo Christmas Play, c.1940 Irish
Louth [Index]
- Boys' play from Braganstown - 1890 Irish
- Boys’ play from Dundalk - 1915 Irish
Wexford [Index]
- Ballybrennan, Wexford play – about 1823 Irish

ISLE OF MAN

Type

Ellan Vannin [Index]
- The White Boys [Isle of Man] 1845 Alexander Chapbook

SCOTLAND

Type

Ayrshire [Index]
- Cumnock Play, c.1883 Galoshins C
Borders [Index]
- Christmas Gysarts Play from Bowden - 1815 Galoshins A
Fife [Index]
- Culross play, 1893 Galoshins B
Forfarshire [Index]
- The New Year Mummers' Tale of Galaschin - Forfarshire 1888 Galoshins B
Galloway [Index]
- Christmas, Yule-Boys play from Galloway - 1824 Hero/Combat
Kirkudbright [Index]
- Laurieston Hallowe'en Play (a), 1897 Galoshins C
- Laurieston Play (b), 1897 Galoshins C
- Hallowe’en Play from Balmaghie, 1897 Galoshins C
Peeblesshire [Index]
- Galatian, a New-Year Play [from Peebles] 1841 Galoshins A
Perthshire [Index]
- Crieff Guisers’ Play, 1884 Galoshins B
Roxburghshire [Index]
- Galation from the Abbotsford Collection Text (a) 1812-1832 Galoshins A
- Guisards Play from the Abbotsford Collection Text (b) 1812-1832 Galoshins B
Shetland [Index]
- Scott's Papa Stour Sword Dance - 1788 Non-Quack Doctor
Stirlingshire [Index]
- Hogmany Play from Falkirk - J.W.Reddock, 1825 Galoshins A
- Stirling Play of Galations, 1835 Galoshins B
- Falkirk Play, 1841 Galoshins A

USA

Type

Kentucky [Index]
- The Turkish Knight [Fragments. Caney Creek, Kentucky, 1925] Cotswold
- The Christmas Play, Gander, Kentucky, 1930 Cotswold
- A Plough Monday Play [Kentucky, c.1860] Recruiting Sergeant

WALES

Type

Glamorganshire [Index]
- Christmas Play from Llanmadoc and Cheriton - 1879 Southern English
Pembrokeshire [Index]
- Tenby Guisers’ Play - 1857 Irish
West Glamorgan [Index]
- Dunvant Christmas Sport, Collected 1916 Southern English

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